“elite liberals are so deeply committed to the denotational meanings of language”

Central to Trump’s appeal is this deep play, his uncaptured nature, the way he maneuvers out of traps he has laid for himself, all while making those who would catch him seem sanctimonious and worse: uncool — not in on the joke. He will likely lose the election, but he’s won the hearts of those who feel marginalized, made to feel uncool in their position in post-industrial, post-job America. Trump has made the elite bullies the brunt of the joke for once.

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